Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
KQED California Report | May 15, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
A federal judge has struck down Oakland's ban on coal shipments through a planned bulk cargo facility adjacent to the Bay Bridge... “This is a sad day for Oakland,” said Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper. “We know that the proposed coal export terminal will have devastating impacts on West Oakland residents and the...
EcoWatch | May 15, 2018 | Trash
The growing movement to stamp out plastic straws is spreading to San Francisco... This past Earth Day, volunteers picked up hundreds of pounds of plastic trash, including numerous straws and lids, polluting the San Francisco Bay, as Bay Keeper executive director Sejal Choksi-Chugh... 
SFGate | May 15, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
A federal judge in San Francisco today struck down an attempt by the city of Oakland to ban the shipment of up to 5 million metric tons of coal per year through a planned terminal at the former Oakland Army Base... The Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper, which were allowed by Chhabria to join the case on the side of Oakland, expressed dismay...
KTVU News | May 7, 2018 | Sick of Sewage
OAKLAND, Calif. - Miracles of Faith Rev. Greggory L. Brown can’t forget one Thanksgiving weekend when it seemed as though biblical-sized floods had deluged his church... The “consent decree” that Oakland is bound to is a legal agreement the city signed after being sued by the EPA and the nonprofit Baykeeper for violating the Clean Water Act. The...
Waste Dive | May 3, 2018 | Bay-Safe Industry
The operators of Newby Island Resource Recovery Park have entered into an agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper to stop pollutants from washing into nearby waterways, as first reported by the San Jose Mercury News.
KQED | May 3, 2018 | Bay Defense
Representatives of four environmental organizations expressed outrage Thursday over a $5 million settlement the Chevron Corp. reached with city of Richmond this week to end a lawsuit filed over a major fire at the refinery... The Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, Communities for a Better Environment and San Francisco Baykeeper say...
East Bay Express | May 2, 2018 | Sick of Sewage
The public works department has failed to address larger problems with its sewers. And raw sewage continues to flow into waterways... Erica Maharg, the managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental organization that is party to the consent decree, was at last week's committee meeting and pushed the council to do more to...
goInspo | April 19, 2018 | Events
Earth Day is this weekend!  How will you celebrate or acknowledge the day? Will it be at a beach clean up?  Or helping your local recycling centers? If you’re not actively planning to go anywhere, will you take a shorter shower?  Turn off the water while you brush your teeth? ... For this Earth Day, goInspo has connected with Baykeeper who shares...
The Mercury News | April 18, 2018 | Bay-Safe Industry
A local environmental watchdog group says it has reached a legal settlement with operators of the Newby Island Resource Recovery Park landfill to curb toxic runoff into local waterways. Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, said in an interview last month that in the four years the organization monitored Newby Island...
OSPR Call Spill Watch | March 28, 2018 | Oil Spills
Six new committee members appointed to the Technical Advisory Commitee represent environmental non-governmental organizations, the petroleum industry, the railroad industry, the marine transportation industry and local government as outlined in the TAC bylaws... The new appointments include: Sejal Choksi-Chugh of Oakland is the executive director...

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